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Praise for PHLF Educational Programs

A Sampling of Comments from the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation 2010 Education Report

Compiled by interns Allison Ake (Duquesne University) and Lizzy Stoyle (University of Pittsburgh)

“We both agreed that it’s a fabulous program and a perfect enhancement to the 3rd grade Pittsburgh social studies curriculum.” [“Building Pride Building Character Trolley Tour”] Alea Melacrinos, Banksville Elementary School, February 19, 2010.

“Going on these tours makes one feel more connected to the city!” [Free Friday Walking Tours] Susan Karas, April 13, 2010

“Our guide was excellent, catered to everyone in the tour group, and full of useful information. It enhanced my appreciation of Pittsburgh.” [Grant Street and More Tour] Matthew Kessler, May 10, 2010

“That was the best field trip I ever went on and probably the best one I will ever go on.” [“Building Pride Building Character Trolley Tour”] Jimmy L., Pittsburgh Minadeo Student, May 20, 2010

“The guide was very informative and friendly. Thank you for all you and your team do to promote this wonderful city.” [Friday Grant Street Tour] John Kanik, May 24, 2010

Well-organized, thorough descriptions of our city’s history, student-friendly and fun, knowledgeable educators/docents guiding the trip. Students are able to ride a trolley and visit places they may never have the opportunity to visit!” [“Building Pride Building Character Trolley Tour”] Anonymous Teacher

Now I don’t call something an “old building.” I say, “Look at the potential that historical building has.” [Westmoreland Design Challenge] Anonymous Student

A magical blend of history and architecture – the students were in awe!” [Downtown Dragons Tour] Anonymous Teacher, Summer 2010

Loved by both kids and parents, and extremely educationally valuable.” [Downtown Dragons Tour] Anonymous Teacher, Summer 2010

I feel that I learned a lot about involving the community in the history, preservation, and arts of our city.” Loraine Ziegler, former intern, August 3, 2010

PHLF seems like a prefect partner to help underscore the relevance of history!” [CMU Prize in Architectural History] Kai Gutschow, M.Arch/PhD CMU School of Architecture, August 24, 2010

“I may not be the first scholarship recipient to achieve this goal, nor do all go into architecture, but I thought you’d like to know that what began so many years ago as a simple $4,000 scholarship helped me get to where I am today.” [He is a fully-registered practicing architect.] Steven Albert, August 27, 2010

What he learned is going to make him appreciate his Downtown office environs a lot more.” [Fourth Avenue & Grant Street Tour] Violet Law, September 11, 2010

This was my first time to Pittsburgh… such a great way to start my visit.” [Car Free Saturday-South Side Tour] Trisha Knueven, October 23, 2010

Thank you very much for taking your time and providing my students with a trip that really held their interest.” [Downtown Dragons Tour] Mary Beth Veri, Carlynton School District, October 21, 2010

Every year, I learn something new.” [Urban Survival Tour] Anonymous, Gateway High School, October 27, 2010

It was so well organized and I felt that the kids were safe and engaged the entire time.” [Urban Survival Tour] Anonymous, Winchester-Thurston, September 20, 2010

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